Well, that crazy powder keg we call the Middle East is once again heating up, with a deadly chess game of powerful players ready to strike, counter-strike, and counter-counter-strike. Why can’t we all just get along? Oh yeah – people are selfish, power-hungry idiots.
One of the war tactics typically employed these days involves the use of drone strikes – you know, unmanned aircraft armed with warheads. Well here’s an idea: how about they just have drones fight drones, so nobody gets hurt?
My short story, NEXT PHASE, plays on that idea. Except, despite the use of remotely-controlled drones, the pilots who drive them from the safety of a control bunker are still in grave danger…read the story to find out how, why, and what they do to handle it.